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Ghalya's Museum of Modern Art

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Nice visit

It has been a remarkable visit to the museum, it reflects the true Omani heritage. The host was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Roving33104537431
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Hidden gem

A fascinating look into the past and present. Creatively presented in a large typically Omani... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
calcutta21
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Ghalyas Museum of Modern Art It invites visitors to explore Oman’s past, present and future aura, being welcomed not by one person, or several people, but by a whole culture. The display of modern works, in conjunction with the historic life of the...more
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Muttrah Corniche, Lane No. 811, Muscat 117, Oman
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed November 7, 2014

Walking along the Corniche and admiring the view I came across Ghalya's Museum of Modern Art. What a delightful place. The Omani way of life and related artifacts beautifully presented. What a treasure trove. Do not miss it.

4  Thank Johnny W
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed January 28, 2014

This is a series of old houses with displays of everyday items from1950s, a one room exhibit of works by modern Omani artists and a small gift shop. All quite well done. This is private museum with 1OR entrance fee.

2  Thank YpsilantiFoodie
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It has been a remarkable visit to the museum, it reflects the true Omani heritage. The host was friendly. They need to mention the history of the house and the family that lived in it before 1970.

Thank Roving33104537431
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fascinating look into the past and present. Creatively presented in a large typically Omani house. Beautiful small contemporary art gallery also.

Thank calcutta21
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our time in the museum, it’s a great place to know more about the Omani traditions during the old days

Thank Abirjaber
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

Being an Omani local, I really appreaciated the richness of the show cased culture. It show cases the Omani lifestyle between 1950 to 1975. Could relate to many of the artifacts which was there in many of the homes we grew up in. The scent...More

Thank PetiteAzza
Reviewed October 6, 2018

A very interesting and unique little museum, that gives a great insight into Omani daily life and culture. Set in a beautiful traditional building, you weave through different rooms which all have different artefacts/vintage furniture and information about Omani life. Would definitely recommend, it was...More

Thank Jessmeier
Ghalyas, Museum Team at Ghalya's Museum of Modern Art, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2018

Dear Visitor, Thank You for taking the time to review our museum.

Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

It was a nice experience ... a small museum, but it has a lot of offer in terms of the culture of the Omani people.

Thank Elias M
Ghalyas, Museum Team at Ghalya's Museum of Modern Art, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2018

Dear Visitor, Thank You for taking the time to review our museum.

Reviewed August 30, 2018

This seems more of an art gallery. Has artwork of what Muscat, Oman was in the ancient days. Art lovers must visit.

Thank Rahulriteshswali
Ghalyas, Museum Team at Ghalya's Museum of Modern Art, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2018

Dear Visitor, Thank You for taking the time to review our museum.

Reviewed August 1, 2018

Next to Muttrah Fort this tiny museum is a showcase of Oman's recent past. From its bride's bedroom to its kitchen utensils via the old mens' winter room majlis this place is a little gem and well worth a visit.

Thank nigelmoss1
Ghalyas, Museum Team at Ghalya's Museum of Modern Art, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2018

Dear Visitor, Thank You for taking the time to review our museum.

Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

Being a museum enthusiast I was let down by this museum. I felt that the museum had potential to be one good museum but it fails to do so because of many reasons 1. The items on display are dumped one over the other 2....More

Thank AnupThampi
Ghalyas, Museum Team at Ghalya's Museum of Modern Art, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2018

Dear Visitor, Thank You for taking the time to review our museum.

Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

The museum was wonderful . It let’s you see an inside look of the old and humble way of life of the Omani people it shows our wonderful heritage and I am very proud to have a place like this in our country I recommend...More

Thank alsaids54
Ghalyas, Museum Team at Ghalya's Museum of Modern Art, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2018

Dear Visitor, Thank You for taking the time to review our museum.

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Ewa S
November 14, 2016|
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Response from Ghalyas | Property representative |
yes we are open on all days from Saturday to friday, 9.30 am to 6 pm. our museum is also open on all public holidays.
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Ewa S
November 14, 2016|
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Response from Ghalyas | Property representative |
Hello Ewa, We open from 9.30 am to 6pm
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